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Here's Ranker's list of the best symphonic metal bands of all time. Symphonic metal may seem like a paradoxical name, but it is in fact one of the most exciting genres of heavy metal. Blending traditional metal with elements of classical music, most notably symphonic instruments and the use of choirs. That said, what are the top symphonic metal bands? Any symphonic metal bands list has to include the likes of Nightwatch, Epica, Kamelot and Rhapsody of Fire. These names are easily some of the greatest symphonic metal bands, and their legacies remain strong.

Symphonic metal bands are influenced by gothic metal, power metal, and not too surprisingly, classical metal. Some of the best symphonic metal bands are some of the most influential metal bands in the world.

It's up to you, metal fan, to determine who deserves to be at the top of this symphonic metal bands list. With all of the symphonic metal out there, there may be a band missing from this list that should be on here. Feel free to add them if that's the case.

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Blood Stain Child is listed (or ranked) 151 on the list The Best Symphonic Metal Bands
Electro-industrial, Symphonic black metal, Euro-trance

152
19 30
Mors Principium Est is listed (or ranked) 152 on the list The Best Symphonic Metal Bands
Melodic death metal, Heavy metal, Symphonic metal

153
21 33
Orphaned Land is listed (or ranked) 153 on the list The Best Symphonic Metal Bands
Kechos added Death-doom, Progressive metal, Melodic death metal

154
23 36
Magica is listed (or ranked) 154 on the list The Best Symphonic Metal Bands
Gothic metal, Power metal, Heavy metal

155
2 5
Illuminata is listed (or ranked) 155 on the list The Best Symphonic Metal Bands
oddthing added

156
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Imperial Age is listed (or ranked) 156 on the list The Best Symphonic Metal Bands
jamiewhyte added

157
27 44
Equilibrium is listed (or ranked) 157 on the list The Best Symphonic Metal Bands
Thrash metal, Symphonic black metal, Viking metal

158
8 15
molllust is listed (or ranked) 158 on the list The Best Symphonic Metal Bands
qwertqwert added Opera Metal, Symphonic Metal

159
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Vivaldi Metal Project is listed (or ranked) 159 on the list The Best Symphonic Metal Bands
maestralien added

The VIVALDI METAL PROJECT is a music creation born from an idea conceived and developed by Italian keyboard player, composer and producer Mistheria (solo, Bruce Dickinson, Rob Rock, Roy Z, Artlantica, Tower of Babel).

The project is a symphonic-metal opera based on Antonio Vivaldi’s Baroque masterwork “The Four Seasons”, featuring more than 130 amazing metal and classical artists, orchestra, a string quartet and three choirs from all over the world. The album features 14 tracks – all the movements from Antonio Vivaldi’s original score plus two original new songs written by Mistheria. The impressive roster of artists probably makes this titanic album the biggest all-star project ever!

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Adrana is listed (or ranked) 160 on the list The Best Symphonic Metal Bands

161
13 23
Arcturus is listed (or ranked) 161 on the list The Best Symphonic Metal Bands
Progressive metal, Symphonic black metal, Black metal

162
29 48
Elvenking is listed (or ranked) 162 on the list The Best Symphonic Metal Bands
Melodic death metal, Power metal, Heavy metal

163
16 28
Thy Majestie is listed (or ranked) 163 on the list The Best Symphonic Metal Bands
Power metal, Heavy metal, Symphonic metal

164
12 22
Hecate Enthroned is listed (or ranked) 164 on the list The Best Symphonic Metal Bands
Symphonic black metal, Black metal, Heavy metal

165
11 21
Kerion is listed (or ranked) 165 on the list The Best Symphonic Metal Bands
Power metal, Heavy metal, Symphonic metal

166
11 21
Seraphim is listed (or ranked) 166 on the list The Best Symphonic Metal Bands
Power metal, Symphonic metal

167
16 30
Aquaria is listed (or ranked) 167 on the list The Best Symphonic Metal Bands
Power metal, Folk metal, Symphonic metal

168
18 34
Eternal Tears of Sorrow is listed (or ranked) 168 on the list The Best Symphonic Metal Bands
Doom metal, Thrash metal, Melodic death metal

169
11 23
Dark Lunacy is listed (or ranked) 169 on the list The Best Symphonic Metal Bands
Melodic death metal, Gothic metal, Heavy metal

170
10 22
ReinXeed is listed (or ranked) 170 on the list The Best Symphonic Metal Bands
Power metal, Symphonic metal

171
16 32
Six Magics is listed (or ranked) 171 on the list The Best Symphonic Metal Bands
Progressive metal, Power metal, Heavy metal

172
16 32
Katra is listed (or ranked) 172 on the list The Best Symphonic Metal Bands
Symphonic metal

173
6 16
Celesty is listed (or ranked) 173 on the list The Best Symphonic Metal Bands
Power metal, Heavy metal, Symphonic metal

174
6 16
Angizia is listed (or ranked) 174 on the list The Best Symphonic Metal Bands
Gothic rock, Folk music, Gothic metal

175
19 37
Eyes of Eden is listed (or ranked) 175 on the list The Best Symphonic Metal Bands
Gothic metal, Heavy metal, Symphonic metal

176
9 21
SoulSpell is listed (or ranked) 176 on the list The Best Symphonic Metal Bands
Progressive metal, Power metal, Heavy metal

177
9 21
Suspyre is listed (or ranked) 177 on the list The Best Symphonic Metal Bands
Progressive metal, Classical music, Heavy metal

178
17 34
The Black Mages is listed (or ranked) 178 on the list The Best Symphonic Metal Bands
Neo-progressive rock, Progressive metal, Rock music

179
13 28
Elysion is listed (or ranked) 179 on the list The Best Symphonic Metal Bands
DanielShterev added

180
8 20
Mirrorthrone is listed (or ranked) 180 on the list The Best Symphonic Metal Bands
Black metal, Symphonic metal, Extreme metal

181
14 30
Atrocity is listed (or ranked) 181 on the list The Best Symphonic Metal Bands
Industrial metal, Gothic metal, Heavy metal

182
9 22
Shaman is listed (or ranked) 182 on the list The Best Symphonic Metal Bands
Progressive metal, Melodic music, Power metal

183
7 19
Atargatis is listed (or ranked) 183 on the list The Best Symphonic Metal Bands
Gothic metal, Power metal, Symphonic metal

184
21 42
Midnattsol is listed (or ranked) 184 on the list The Best Symphonic Metal Bands
Gothic metal, Heavy metal, Folk metal

185
6 18
Excalion is listed (or ranked) 185 on the list The Best Symphonic Metal Bands
Power metal, Heavy metal, Symphonic metal

186
4 15
Sirrah is listed (or ranked) 186 on the list The Best Symphonic Metal Bands
Death-doom, Progressive metal, Industrial metal

187
10 25
Almôra is listed (or ranked) 187 on the list The Best Symphonic Metal Bands
Gothic rock, Folk music, Gothic metal

188
15 34
Asgaard is listed (or ranked) 188 on the list The Best Symphonic Metal Bands
Symphonic metal

189
9 24
Divinefire is listed (or ranked) 189 on the list The Best Symphonic Metal Bands
Progressive metal, Power metal, Heavy metal

190
9 24
Hevein is listed (or ranked) 190 on the list The Best Symphonic Metal Bands
Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Heavy metal

191
6 19
Moi dix Mois is listed (or ranked) 191 on the list The Best Symphonic Metal Bands
Gothic rock, Industrial metal, Rock music

192
6 19
Domain is listed (or ranked) 192 on the list The Best Symphonic Metal Bands
Power metal, Heavy metal, Symphonic metal

193
10 26
Aquiles Priester is listed (or ranked) 193 on the list The Best Symphonic Metal Bands
Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Melodic death metal

194
9 25
HolyHell is listed (or ranked) 194 on the list The Best Symphonic Metal Bands
Power metal, Symphonic metal

195
9 25
Sound Horizon is listed (or ranked) 195 on the list The Best Symphonic Metal Bands
Rock music, J-pop, Folk metal

196
9 25
Ride the Sky is listed (or ranked) 196 on the list The Best Symphonic Metal Bands
Progressive metal, Power metal, Heavy metal

197
9 25
Spheric Universe Experience is listed (or ranked) 197 on the list The Best Symphonic Metal Bands
Progressive metal, Symphonic metal

198
6 20
The Cosa Nostra Klub is listed (or ranked) 198 on the list The Best Symphonic Metal Bands
Industrial metal, Black metal, Heavy metal

199
6 20
Sascha Paeth is listed (or ranked) 199 on the list The Best Symphonic Metal Bands
Progressive metal, Power metal, Heavy metal

200
13 32
Veni Domine is listed (or ranked) 200 on the list The Best Symphonic Metal Bands
Doom metal, Progressive metal, Heavy metal